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OFflClAL REMCONrRE AT LIMA. .
Ths Secretary of Statohas corntrunicatad to the United Statci Sstmte, in compliance with a resolution of inquiry pasted by that body, a despatch from Mr. Provost, the Uni ted Slates Consul at Lirna, which encloses letter giving an account of an" extraordinary occurrence at that place between Mr. Zab diol W. rotter, United Slates Consul at Val paraiso, . Mid Mr. Henry ' Stephen; SulliVtn, h British Charge d'Aflaires to the Govern rnent of Chili. Mr. "Provost's despatch en closes a letter to Mr. Chryton from Mr Potter which gives the subjoined account of tho af fair. , . , ; . . It becomes my duty, thus early, spart from the gratification it affordw me, of informing you of my delightful passage on both sides of the continent so far, to forward you an olfi cial communication. I did not suppose that I should hare occasion to do so before reach ing Valparaiso; but a recent unpleasant dif ficulty having occurred in this city on Mon day last, 10th instant, between Henry Sie phen Sullivan, tho British Charge d'Aflaires to the court of Santiago de Chili, and myself, it becomes my duty at once, and by the ear liest conveyance, to give you a correct ac count of it, before an incorrect statement finds its way into the public press. When you will have learned, from perusing the en closed, all the facts and circumstances con nected with it, 1 feel assured that my con duct, so far from incurring tha censure of my government, will meet with its cordial ap proval, and that of every honorable man. On the arrival of the steamer at Cullao on Sunday lit, I repaired to this city, (the stea mer being obliged to lie by for Cvu days for the purpose of coaling.) and procured rooms at tho French hotel for myself and family. After seeing them comfortably lodged, I walked out, in company with a fellow passen ger, to see the noveltii-suf Lima. On return ing to the hotel, I met with a gentleman who advised me to hurry myself, informing me at the samo time that a great indignity had been ofleicd my wife, in my absence, by no loss a personage than the said Henry Stephen Sullivan, tho English charge to tho govern ment of Chili. On reaching tho hotel, I was informed by General llerrera, of Chili, Mrs. Mickle, his daughter, and James Whitehead, Esq., an English merchant, of Valparaiso, that, shortly after I had left tho hotel, the of ficial in question arrived with his family, and went to my apartments, and, in the most rude and insolent manner, ordered my wife tolcave the rooms which had been assigned to us in person by tho landlady, claiming them as his by previous engagement. Mrs. P. appealed te him in the most earnest manner to wait until my return, to which he paid no earthly attention, but continued to inform her, in the most insolent and supercilious manner, that the servant of the hotel would find other lod gings for her. Alone, with her child in her arms, she fled to ttie room of General Herrcra for protection. Mrs. Miekle (his daughter) discovering the distressed condition of Mrs. P., accompanied her to the rooms which Sul livan had forcibly entered, and besought hirn to let Mis. Totter remain until my return; but she found that her nppeals also .ro equally unavailing. Mrs. Mickle then im mediately went out and sought the assistance of Mr. Whitehead, who came at once to Mrs. Potter's aid, and renionsirated, in the most energetic manner relative to the ungentle manly course he was pursuing, imploring him to desist until my return, and then the right of the rooms could be satisfactorily ascertain ed. Ilis remonstrance was treated with equal contempt. In addition to the unpardonable and unheard ol brutality which marked his course, he capped the climax of hit arrogance by calling tho landlord to the door, and re marked in French, '-You must take this wo man out of hre ; she is nothing but a com mon cook." This remark was heard by General llerrera, w hich he immediately com municated to his daughter. By this time the news of the extraordinary conduct of this functionary had fired every ono who heard it with tha utmost indignation. I hastened to his rooms, and 'was informed that ho was not in. A short tims after I called ngain( and he was still not in. It being now late in the evening, I moved my lodgings to a hotel in the 'Plaza." The next morning I repaired at an early hour to his apartments, and called upon this man to accompany me to General llerrera's room, for the purpose of explaining his extraordinary conduct in the presence of the General. Ha refused tu do so; and, with the most deliberate assur ance you can imagine, ho observed to me, "it is you, sir, who must apoligite to me!" Finding that he was not disposed to mako amends for his base conduct, I resolved to how him that, at homo or abroad, an Ame rican gentleman knows how to chastise the insolence of a blackguard, by giving him a caning irr the presence of about twenty per sons, who had gathered around in the mean time, many of them, too, his own country, men, who, to a man, remarked, "you have given him what ho deserves." Shortly after the occurrence, I was wailed upon by Mr. Stanhupo Provost, United Slates Consul for Lima, ami other gentlemen, all of w hom informed mo that tho sentiment of the city of Lima, to a man, was that I could not have done otherwise than resent the insult oQured in the summary way I employed. I am aware that the friends of the English charge will exhibit to the world a varnished and incorrect statement of this matter, and give it a coloring foreign to the facts. 1 have therefore, called upon General Herrera and Mr. Whitehead for what they know relative to it, and enclose the correspondence between them, Mr. Provosi and myself, for the pur pose of placing myself, in a proper position before the American government, I am wil ling to abido the .verdict of all honorable men, placing them "in casu consiniHe,1' when all the facts are fairly laid before the world. A controversy of this kind it to me unutter ably unpleasant ; but I should be a dastard jn my own ettimation ; and a contemptible thing in the eye of my country, were I to al low inch an intuit to pass unpunished. 1 trust 1 have taught him how to respect an American lady in a foreign land. PS. I beg leave to superadd, that other gentlemen have most kindly tendered me I (sir lestimeny, if it become uecewary, jus- tifying the course that 1 have pursued, and among them English residents here of, the highest standing. But I have conferred with Mr. Provost, and he deem it unnessary to multiply evidence until it it required at home. The American charge it to ill that none1 but his family arid physician are allowed to enter his room, else 1 should have laid the . whole matter before him. But I was exceedingly gratified lo learn from Dr; Smftftl" th ' cian, this morning, that he (Mr. Clay) ap- proves or my conduct "in toto." 1 beg leave to. reler you, for the character ofMr. Whitehead, to the Hon Thomas But ler King, who knows him well. w I hope you will receive a history of this matter from other pens than my own. .. This statement of the occurrence is en dorsed by Mr. James Whiteheud, the Eng- lise merchant alluded to above, who says in his letter: "On the day in question, I was sitting in in General Herrera't room, nt the said 'Frpnch llote',' when 1 was suddenly called by Mrs. Mickle the general's daughter, to go and protect Mrs. Totter from being insult ed by Mr. Sullivan, who, she said, had taken possession of her room. ' , 'i attended the call instantly, and on reach ing the room 1 found your lady in tears, pale and trembling with her baby in her arms. I also found Mr. and Mrt. Sullivan and their servants in the room the former talking aloud; tho exact words I could not catch, but they were certainly (o the effect that yonr lady must leave the room that it had been taken for him. Tho only answer I heard from your lady was, "Do wait, sir, until Mr. Potter comes in." Tho appeal did not ap pear to bo listened to. 1 immediately called Mr. Sullivan's attention to tho fact, of the rooms having been taken by you, anil pos session given of them, and that I should pro tect the lady in them until your arrival. This drew his (Mr. Snllivan's)n(tcntion to myself j who, with peculiar puppy arrogance, asked me if I knew to whom I was speaking. I answered in the affirmative, and took the liberty of giving him a plain English version of what 1 thought of him. (A rich pngo for "Punch.'') During tin alteration between us, your lady entreater. to betaken out of the room. Fearing some bad consequences from her alarm, I accompanied her towards tha door; when, to my astonishment, Mr. Sulli van approached her in the bland, submissive touo of "Mamma, do not whip me; I will be good 1 will;" entreating her not to leave the room. Fudge ! "Now that I have detailed facts so far as my recollection of words goes, I must beg to venture an opinion, which is, that a more ungcntlemanly and wanton ouliage on the part of Mr. Sullivan towards your wife, I ne ver witnessed in my society ; and that every high-toned gentleman will say "well done" to the caning you gave him, and to which I say amen !'" Gen Ramon Herrcra, who is also spoken of in Mr. Potter's letter corroborates his state ment, and adds his opinion that the British Charge gave cause for carrying matters "to tho utmost extreme." Mr. Trovost, in his letter to Mr. Clayton, says that General ller rera and Mr. Whitehead are gentlemen of high standing, and that their statements should be unhesitatingly received as correct and impartial. This is also repeated of them by Mr. Alexander Iiuden, Jr., U. S. Consul for Payta. IMPORTANT FROM SANTA FE. Horrible Indian Butchery Murder of Mrs. White Capt. Papin killed in a Quarrel More Indian Murders Failure of Col. Calhoun to make a Treaty-An A rriral from California Theatricals at Santa Fe. St. Locis, January 28. By an arrival here on Saturday, we have received intelligence from Santa Fe up to the 28lh of November, w hich possesses con siderable interest. It appears Mrs While, who was captured, together w ith her child, some timo since, by a predatory band of Eu taw Indians, has been murdered in cold blood by her captors. Tho facts aro given thus: As soon as the massacre of the party of emigrants, of which Mrs. White formed one, became known Major Green made preparations to start in pursuit of the Indians. He left on the ISlh of November, with his force, and soon got on the trail of tho Indians. When ho came in sight of the camp of the' Eutaws, they exhibited much alarm, and before his men could reach them, tlr-y inhu manly shot Mrs. White and precipitately fled leaving behind their camp equipage and two Indian children. Major Green re covered the body of Mrs. White, but could find no traces of her child. ft will be recollected that the husband of Mrs White, and eight other emigrants on their way to Santa Fe, wero murdered by the Eutaws, and Mrs. White and her child luadu piisuneis. Mr. Isaac U. Dunn, the brother of tho unfortunate lady, resigned hi seat in the Viiginia House of Delegates the other day, for the purpose of raiting a party and setting out for tho Indian country, to en deavor to rescue his sister Irom the hands of the savages. Reporter. Cupt. Alexander Papin was recently killed at Santa Fe, in a quarrel with a man named W heeler. Johu Adams was murdered at Pena Blanca, a short time since by a party of Mexicans. A. J. Suns who was convicted of the mur der of John Jackson, wat hung at Santa Fe on the 18th November. Mr. Thomas Bogs had arrived at Santa Fe from the California gold regions. He re presents the party of Santa Fe miners as be ing very successful. A hew paper has been started at Santa Fe, called the "New Mexican." It advocates the claims of Texas to that country. Mrs. M. Jones is very successful in the management of a theatre at Santa Fe. Steamboat Disasters. The St. Louis Re publican publishes a table showing the num ber of steamboats lost on the western waters during the year 1849. The whole number wat 81, and the aggregate lost with cargoes amounts to $1,600,000. The tame paper givet a list of the boats which were sunk, collapsed boilers or flues, io.f and subse quently repaired. The number it 88. ... SUNBURY AMERICAN AND SHAMOKIN THE i y r 1 1 1 ' strNBURV. SATIRDAY, FEBRTARY , tS0. IT. B. MA9SER, Editor and Prtprlrtr. EDITOR'S TABLE. Business Notices. Oodit! List's Book, tub Awaatesw Those of our readers who would like to subscribe for this elegant monthly periodical, can now do so at a very small cost. , Tho Lady's Book is pub lished at $3 per annum, but as an inducement, which we are enabled to hold out by means of an arrangement with the publishers, we will furnish the Lady's Book, and the Sunbury lmerican, one ymr for $3,50 cash in advance, to those who may wish to subscribe. .. ... We cull tho attention of our readers to the ad vertiscmcnt of Mr. Parr of Daltiinore, who is one of the most extensive manuaoturcr of Stone Ware in the United States, and who is ready to supply all demands with every variety in his line ofbusi ness. KF"" An apprentice to the Printing busi ness wanted at this office. A good boy of about 14 or 15 years would find a good situation. : KF" The editor' absence must be our Mens- for any deficiency in this weeks paper. ' ' CF" Appointment by tub Governor. Alexander L. Russel, Esq., of Bedford county was appointed Secretary of state in place of Townsend Haines, Esq., resigned OCT" Hon. Townsend Haines, the pre sent Secretary of the Commonwealth, has been appointed Register of the United Slates Treasury. Mr. Haines is a gentle man of considerable ability, and we doubt not, he will make as good an officer as the President could have selected from their ranks. THE COI.I.ECTOnsllIP AT NOtlTlll'MBIR LAND. The appointment of Stephen Wilson of Milton, in place of Wm. Wilson the pre sent incumbent to the Collectors office at Northumberland, was a complete surprise, and there was a general inquiry to know what sin of omission or commission, Mr. Wilson had been guilty of, that he should be removed, contrary to all rule and pre cedent, from office, alter holding it but one year. We understand that Bradford coun ty,' that county of large men brought the weight of her influence to bear upon this question. Northumberland county, gives in pro portion to her population, as large a demo cratic vote as any county in the State, cer tainly much larger than Badford, and yet she is treated as if she were of no impor tance. . That she knows how to resent insult and injury, the result of the electron of Mr. Foster in 184-G, proves most conclusively. Unless Mr. Wilsoa tias been guilty of some gross moral delinquency or breach of trust, his removal will most certainly be looked upon as insulting to the people and th-ir representatives. We have no personal or private interest whatever in the affair. Both centleman bear to ourselves the same rela tionship in pojnt of friendship or good feeling; but we cannot see why this coun ty is always treated w'uh contempt, and made subservient to foreign influence, ex ercised by certain cliques for their own ag grandizement. During the space of twen ty years, this county has had but one Col lector, and lie has received notice to quit at the end of one year. Bradford, however, has missionaries always on hand and ready to serve their country, when competent persons cannot be found elsewhere. DIVISION OF THE COUNTY. We have frequently stated that there were a number of individuals in the upper end of the county, who desired the erection of a new county out of parts of this and the adjoining counties. The Miltonian treated it as an electioneering humbug. By refer ring to the proceedings in another column, of the meetings recently held at Milton and TurbiUville, it will be seen that our pre dictions have been verified. There is. however, we think, not much danger that the new county will be organized for a few years yet to come. Our Milton friends are certainly to be pitied. Fourteen miles over a dead level to come to Courtis cer tainly awful, especially when the wind is from the north. O" The Ohio fat girl was exhibited at Mrs. Boulton's hotel in this place, on Mon day last. She is said to be but fifteen years old, and weighs 430 pounds. She is al ready a "big girl for her age." She is ac companied by a gentleman and her sister. She is represented to increase in weight at the rate of one pound per week. KF" The heaviest pair vet. Mr. Phi lip Renn about two miles from this place, slaughtered last week two large hogs, one of which weighed when dressed 534 pounds, the othr 527 pounds. When old Augusta enters the field as a competitor, she is bard to beat in pork, politics, or anything else, Hon. James Buchanan, late secretary , of stale, has arrived iu Washington, and taken rooms at Gsdby's hotel. . MR. CLAY A 3D TIIK SLAVERY QUESTION. We invite the attention of our readers to the propotition of Mr. Clay for the settle ment of the exciting slavery question, and the brief remarks with which he accompa nied the introduction of tht resolutions into the Senate on Tuesday last.. : vv ' Mr. President I hold in my hand a series of resolutions which I desire to present to tha consideration of the Senate.' Taken together they propose an amicable arrangement of a tha questions in controvarsy -between the free atrd slave Slates, growing out of the sub ject of the institution of slavery. It in not my intention, at this timo, to enter into 'a full and elaborate discussion of each of tho resolutions as proposing a system of measures, but r desire to present a few observations upon each resolution, for the purpose of pla cing them fairly and fully before the Senate and the country; and, t may add, with the indulgence of the Senate, towards the conclu siou of my remarks, to make some general observations about the state of tha country and the questions to which tho resolutions re late, whether they shall, or shall not, meet with the hppprobation ami concurrence of the Senate, as 1 most earnestly lmpu they may as 1 sincerely1 trust they will. ' 1 trust that at least some portion of that time which I have directed with careful deliberation to the preparation of these resolutions, aod to the presentation of this great national scheme of national compromise and harmony I hupo, I say, that some portion of that time will be employed by euch Senator before he pronounces against the proposition. 1 Whereas, It being desirable for the peace: concord, and harmony of the Union of these States, to settle and adjust, amicably, all questions of controversy botween them rising out of the institution ol, slavery upon a fair equality and just basis. Therefore, 1. Resolved, That California, with suitable boundaries, ought, upon her application to be admitted as one of the States of this Uiiiun without the imposition, by Congress, of any restriction in respect to the exclusion or in troduction of slavery within those boundaries , 2. Resolved, TJiat as slavery docs not ex ist by law, and not likely tu be introduced into any of these Territories acquired by the United States from tho Republic of Mexico, it is inexpedient for Congress to provide by law, either for its introduction into, or its ex cision from any part of ihe said territory, and that appiopiiale Territorial Governments ought to be eslablihed by Congress in all the said territories not assigned as the boun. daries of the pioposed State of California, without the abolition of nny restriction or condition of the subjeet of slavery. 3. Resolved, That the Western boundary of the State of Texas ought to be fixed on the Rio Del Norte, commencing one marine league from its mouth, and running up that river to the Southern line of New Mexico; thence with that line castwardly, and so con tinuing in tho same direction to the line as established between the ('. S. nnd S pant, ex tending to any portion of New Mexico, whe ther laying in the East or West of that river- 4. Resolved, That it be proposed to the State of Texas, that the Tinted Slates will provide for the payment of all that portion of the legitimate and buna fide public debts of that Slate, contractu.! prior tu its annexa tion to the United States, and for which the duties of foreign imports were pledged by the said State, to its creditors, not exceeding the sum of dollars, iu consideration of Ihe duties as pledged having been no longer applicable to that object after the said an nexation, but having thenceforward become payable to the United Slates, and upon the condition, also, that the said State shall, by some solemn and authentic act of her legis lature, or of a convention, relinquish to the United States any claim which it has to any part of New Mexico. 5. Resolved, That it is inexpedient to abol ish slavery iu the District of Columbia whilst that institution continues to exist in tho State of Maryland, without ihe consent of that Slate without Ihe consent ol the peo ple of Ihe District, and without jut compen sation to tho owners of slaves witbiii tho Dis trict. B. Resolved, That it is expedient to prohi bit within the district the slave trade, and slaves brought into it from States or places beyond the limits of the district, either to bo sold therein as merchandise, or to be trans ported to other markets, without the Dis trict of Columbia. 7. Resol veil, 1 hat more effectual provis ion ought to bb made by law, according to the requirement of the Constitution, for Ihe restitutiorr and delivery of poisons bound to sorvice or labor in any Stale, who may cs. cape into any other State or territory of this Union. 8. Resolved, That Congress hat no pow er to prohibit or obstruct the trade in slaves between Ihe slaveholding Stales, and that the admission or exclusion of slaves brought from one into another of them deepens ex clusively upon their own particular law. After some conversation, the motion to make the resolutions the special order for Tuesday next, was adopted. Maryland. Resolutions have been intro duced in the Legislature, to tend delegates to the Southern Convention. Upon thit sub ject the Baltimore Clipper remarks: Maryland is most deeply interested in Ihe question which now agitates the public mind and should be most cautious not to act with precipitation, iler people aro sound to the core on the subject of preserving the Union, and will rise en masse against all efforts lo produce dissolution. Let her representative than, be calm, and use all their influence lo allay existing excitement. Homestcaq Ex emstiom. During Ihe last few months bills have passed as follows ; Maine exempts a Homestead, to the value of $500, aud in the. absence of a Homestead, personal property to that amount. , Vermont exempts a Homestead to Ihe value of. S500; Iowa and Minnesota 40 acres of laud, or lot; California, 320 acres of land, or lot worth S2000; Doseret, it is said, secures a home to every family. - Georgia, Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Connecticut have previously enacted similar laws. . JOURNAL. ii Correspondence of lbs Public Ledger. FROM WASHINGTON, . f J' Washington, Jan. 24,850. I I can inform you, authentically, .that a split has occurred in the Southern chivalry, and that hereafter the sectional affairs of that people vill be conducted by two or more heads, instead of a single mind. The intem perate seal of Mr. Clingman to, divide,rlhe Union, and Mr. Clemens' extraordinary aryu? merit to shew that it had already been lever ed, has irrduced the more patriotic of the Southern reprosVn(ii6ri to pause in this pam- frrl career, and to examine the question iir its true liht. Mr. Calhoun I ..would not speak thus reproachfully Of himj were it not that his physician has pronounced hiin convales cent presumed to dictate as usual ; but in stead of leading the vanguard himself, de signed to agitate tho slavery question through tho instrumentality of these gentlemen, and others similarly disposed to obey hit instruct lions hence the cause of the rupture, and which may result- in benefit to the countiy. So long as Ihe great propagandist kept up the broil by his individual interference direct, tho entire South, with a few exceptions, felt it a duty fo join in sustaining his measures; but whon physical inability interposed to pre vent hirn from appearing in person in the arena, the older members iu the cause took serious umbrage, and refused emphatically to co-operate. It was unfair, they thought, (and thus argued) to substitute the leadership of these young champions, instead of be queathing temporarily the mantle to their own number; and as a result of these secret conferences perhaps, chamber caucuses tho nod of the mighty Agitator was for the first time disputed, and is in a fair train to be disregarded altogether. .:: . We .repeal,; that good, will flow from this resolve; . Mr. Clemens, more so than Mr, Clingman,. brought about the issue; for he not only covered the Southern cause with odium, but discovered, even to partial minds im that side of the question, the danger of admitting a claim so injudiciously presented. It has been suggested, that the Alabama Senator was not sincere in his attack, and that ire contemplated, as his instrument, the overthrow of the man who had confided in him a dilTerent trust. Be this as it may, Mr. Clemens was elected in opposition to the Calhoun candidate, and if he were to act ns the friend of ultra measures, his pledges to Iris constituency would be recklessly broken, and himself an npostnte to his own profes sions. As it id, Mr. Butler hitherto Ihe ar. dent co-operator of his distinguished col league viewed the debut of Mr. Clemens in an adverse liyht, and orr Saturday, (so 1 learn authentically,) announced confidentially, that he would hereafter pursue an independent course in relation lo these matters. Iu other words, he would break from lire traces, and in defiance of consequenee, think anil act for himself. He was immediately surrounded by Ihe leaders of tha moderate party, and thus, it may be said, the Calhoun cabal is sundered through its centre. 1 doubt not (lie reliability of this information, and thcrvfore regard it of the utmoil impoitauce. : Under these circumstances, tho dawn of ihe future is much mure cheering thnn had no such event transpired. The stability of the Union appears less imperfect, and the elements of discord more apt to war with each other than upon the whole political system, already jarred by feuds too Violent for its perma nency, , ; Respectfully, Henrico. DISASTROUS FIRE AXD LOSS OF LIFE AT PEORIA, ILLISOIS. Peoria, Illinois, Jan. 22. A most disastrous fire, attended with loss of life, occurred in this city yesterday morning It broke out in the large building at the cor ner of Main street and Printers' alley. The lower story of the building was occupied by Mr. A. Herron, druggist, and Ihe upper stories ami rear by Mr. Docker, as Ihe Now York Temperance House, and by the printing of fices of the Daily Champion and Weekly Register. Owing to tho inflammable materials, tho rlanres spread with great rapidity. An ex plosion took plnCH in the drug store, which brought lire burning building down with a tremendous crush killing Mr. James Kir k palrick, the editor of the Peoria American, I and seriously injuring several others. Mr. t. ricseii, lire eurlor ol lire lliampiun, who rushed into tho building for tho pnrpoxo of saving his books ami papers, was suffocated and perished in the flames. It is supposed thai several olher persons were burnt lo death. Nothing was saved from tho building. Tho books and papers of the Masonic Grand Lodge were among the property destroyed. . The totnlamount of the loss has not been ascertained. The los of Ihe Champion ollice it stated to be S2500 insured for $800. ' - Tho melancholy occurrence has cast a deep gloom over the city. The citizens are now digging among the ruins in search for other bodies. Singular An old lady named Montague, of Newport, Ky., on Tuesday morning, sud denly rose from her teat, and requested those present to go for certain neighbors, staling that she desired them to come and see her die. She was then in apparent good health. The neighbori came Mrs. M. was seized with sickness aird carried lo bed and died in the presence of those whom she had sent for! , Gen. Joseph Lanc, oflndiana, is nominated by the member of Ihe Legislature of that State as the Democratic candidate fur Ihe Presidency in 1852. This is "taking time by the forelock." Mormons. Two hundred and fifty Eng glish emigrants, principally Mormons, ai riv ed at St. Louis, on thellih inst.,ona steamer from New Orleans, on their way lo the Salt Lake. , ...:, ' Good. A, German writer observes in a recent , volume on the social condition of Great Britain , , ,;n , j . "There is such a scarcity of thieves in Eugland, that they art obliged Iq offer a ie ward for their discovery ." ft ,; . , , .. Thb number oif hogs cut and ' packei at Madison, Indiana, during tht pressot seasou, was 86,277.-. . DREADFIL STEAMBOAT ACCIDENT. I MfcMrnw, Tenrt., Jan. 29. The steamer ? St. Joseph, i from t New Orleans, blew up and burnt to; the whter's edgs onhjie 23 jinsf near Napoleon, at the mouth of the !Arkanas rivr. The St. Joseph had on board a large cargo anda num ber of emigrants. Fifteen persons were kil led outright, and thirty seven .hopibly scald: pS fnKiy df whom have's'ince hied.l ' . . i Al .the. time of tho explosion, .the steamer. South America was near at hand. Cnpt. Ba ktr; of ihe St. Joseph, immediately hailed the South A mcrica, to board the wreck and take orT tho survivors, as his yawl was en gnged in picking up thoso who wero blown into the river. The South America towed tho wreck to the shore; Capt. Raker with the assistance of part of his crew, and some passengers, succeeded in recovering the iron chest from tho wreck, ' which contained 81300 or SHOO. He took the money out of the chest, conn ted it, nnd hnnded it to the clerk of the South America for safe keeping. Tho next day. Capt. Raker aked tho cluik for tho money, as he wanted tp pay off his crew. The clerk, refused to pay over more than 9300 of the i sum claiming the balance ror salvage. ' Captain Baker and his ci-jik stopped here for the purpose of compelling, by law, tho clerk of the South America to give up the money. ...... . . When the fads of the case was made known here, our citizens became justly in dignant at the shameful conduct of tho clerk ol the South America, and seiious threats were made to mob the boat if the was not given up. money The report of the collector of San Francis co, which has been received at Washington, slates tho receipts for duties from the 12th to Ihe 30th November, to be 8113.000, expen ses S10;000 He pays J29,000 a year' for ! rooms in which to transact custom house busi- The AlFAins at Lima. It is staled that tho Mr. Sullivan, ho was cowbided at Lima by Mr Potter, is a nephew of Lord Palmers ton. HORSES. Let it be a mailer of duty with you to visit your stables daily, see that they are kept clean, that amplu beds" of straw are piovided, the hoises at each sneal actually receive their allowance of food, and last, but not least, that a bottle of Merchant's Gargling Oil is always kept iu the stable to be applied on the iii st appearance of any injury or swel ling. Get a pamphlet of Ihe agent and see what it has done for others. Suld by Uenkv Masser, Sunbury, and other Driiggifis in llio United States. TAKEN ADRIFT. rpjIE subscriber lias taken adrift in the river " Susquehanna, nt Sunliury, on Tuesday morn hig the SUth of January, a retry rial, of avcraee size. Said Flat is about half warn, and contained when taken up a pair of oars, poles aud shoxi'N. The owner is requested to come forward, proe proirrtv, pay v'iar.'ts and take the same awuv, otherwise it will he suld according to law ' ., . Tljmf.VS KIIOAIJ.S. Sunliury, Feb. 2, lSJO. St STONE WARE. P1IE subscriber would most respectfully in JL form . his friends and a generous public, that he in manufacturing the best quality of STONE WARD, in all its varieties, nnd is prepared to sell a little eheiier than any et!;er manufacturer in the I nion. lie is also importing and dealing most extensively in CIIIS A, CLASS ASD QUEESSH'AR-E, which lie olTers on the most reasonable terms. His Potteries arc on llond street north of Fav ette, and China store and dwelling at No. 6, E. Baltimore street. DAVID PARK, No. 8, E. Baltimore street, 13 alti MaH it, Maryland. February 2, 1850. ly .lortliumbcrliini County, Kg. In the Orphans' Court ofsnid County, at January Term A. V. 1S&0. The petition of Jchn Ilaap, Jr., and Magartt his wife late I.cinlmh, and Samuel Tntclce niiller, nnd Small his wife, late Sarah Lein bach, all of tlie County of Northumberland, represent : That John I.eiubacli, late of Lewis township, in the county of Northuiulx-rlund, on the lirnt day of Dicemher A. P. ltf l'.l, died intestate, leaving surviving him eight children, and the children of two daughters, previously deceased, vizi Mary Mum, only child of Mary bhirU, dee'd., lute Mury I.eiubacli and who w us intermarried with Jacob liirlz. of Columbia county, and who is still liv ing. Sarah the 'tiliolier, intermarried with Sam uel Trui Leniillcr, late Sarah Leinbuch, Elizaherli Karcbner, late F.ll.alietli Lernbaelut Iieniainin l.eiiib.ieb, now of Dauphin county ; William Leiiilacl), Catherine Krel s, late Catherine- Lein bach, intcrniurried wilu Henry Krebs of Centre county ; Daniel I.eiubacli of Majra county, in the suite of New York ; Magnret Hnag, late Ma garct I.einbarli, the petitioner, intermarried with John llaagjr. Henry and John Johnson, minors under the afto of fourteen j eara, only children of Matilda Johnson, late Matilda Lciubacli, deceased, who was intermarried with John I). Johnson, and who is stilt living; and John E. Lcinbach ; and seized in his demesne as ol fee, of and a certain tract of Land, situate in 1-cwis toufjiiiiip. Nor thumlierlarid county adjoining lauds of (Samuel Meugas, Andrew Karchner, Jusbua Uowman and others, eonlaiiiing One Hundred and Thirty acres more or lcs, witli the appurtenances. The elilioners therefore pray the Court, to a warded an inquest to make partition of the premi se aforesaid to and among the representatives and heirs of the said inlet lae, in ouch manner and in such proimrlious a by tha Laws of this Couinuimveulin is directed, if such partition can he madewirhout prejudice loor spoiling the whole ; but if such partition cannot be so made thereof; then to value and appraise the samo, and make return of their prueeedirifra according; to Law, January 8th 1S50, liead and Inquest awarded, saiua day the court direct personal notice to be given to the heirs residing iu Nortlurrulierland county, and six weeks notice by publication ir the Sunbury American, to those residing out of the County, and state of the time and place cf noiuing the uiquest. . ' ' Uy the Court, . ; . Certified from the KeconU of our sard Court, at . Sunbury, the Hth day of January', A. 1). 1S50. JOHN P. PI RsEL,Clk., o. a: Notice is hereby given, to the heirs and legal representatives of John Leinhaoh, deceased. " ' That, in pursuance of the inqiievt awarded by the Court a aforesaid, Au inquisition will be held upon the premises aforesaid, hi 10 o'cleck, A. M., on Wednesday the 20th day of March next, at which time arid place you are warned to he, and appear if you think proper. ' i .V JAMES COVEKT.SVff Sheriff oflifa, Sunbury i , Januar 19, US0. ( 6w - ---- ROUT r.t. fFTM- nu OTHER. WHOLESALE tri eonuutofirfo.i fc rcftnuttf, iw. o rKATT 8TB.BST. (N Bowlt's Whiri-,) w BALTIMORE, 1 ' '-r- Will j,y prtic,ilr attention to the me ofGRAI.t I r, . SJ all oilwr proilacU of lbs farm. Baltimore, Janunry 26. IHSn. ty - , ,LJt Iti-ldge Letting. NOTICE is lirrcl.y given that proposals wilt Mr, rMVcd,forll, bui,di8 of a bridge W on MoBdaJ the 4tud..y ol rbif, nntt. ifilirtl and apenflratioii ,, ran l.o seen .t tho Commis wooers office. JACOB HOFFA, ' J -mm-CHA.S WEAVER,,. Ctnan'ra, , v r' ,o-GK0 MARTIN,' Clkw Sunbury, Jan. lit, 1850- 3t . .., r TSCLCPsoirs" ' M sqt i i VV 4 lAI'lttH Between Pnhuhlpna, Sunbury, Joriluml vvuivin, unnvmv) Hilton, Muney, Willinmsport, Lewisbirg, JI,f. Jlinburg, w Berlin und ,;,,' Selinsgrovet .'.- . - . Leaves the City every Thursday MornirTf ' orriOEs m PHiADttPHiA. " FOB PACKAGES AND UCUT COOU3, ' At L1VISGSTUX (r Co.', Express,-Dpot 43 North Third Street r AND Fpn ItFvANt Atlc:tJr At CONRAD, CARTER ,y Cof,, Dtp Cor. oJr0nd $.CherrL ' ' January 19, 18S0. ' SH)Trr7s"sALE.-- Virtue of a ferfatn- Writ of Vt Erponai to me directed will lie aokl W nnldft vendue or outcry at the house of Henrv J. KcVder in Mc KwenKvilleat 1 o'clock P. MvoftFrids the 13th day of February next the following ml estate to wit :--A rcrtain Lot of Land in MeEwSnsville, Delaware township, Northumberland county, bounded on the north by an Alley, on the east by the mnin road leading to Muncy, on the south by lot of John VntKou and on the west by m Alley. Containing one-fonrth of an acre mors Sv less, whereon arc erected a two story frame dwelling House (plaistercd.) and kitchen also' a frame .-stable. Seired tuken ill execution nI to be sold as the property of Alexander McEwaiw I i f ALSO; -r . , l ... ' At 10 o'clock A. M., at the house of Frederick Sticker, in the Ilorough of Milton, on Saturday the Kith day of February, a reWiin Lot of Land situate in the Borough of Milton, NoThnmlrrmKl county, in that part of said Borough called Lower Milton, Bounded on rhe north by lower Market street, on the east by lot of Michael Wagner, south by an Alley, and west by lot of Joseph I.cib and others being 50 feet in front and 200 feetiii deykj whereon are erected a large log dwelling boas and frame stable. Seized taken in execution and to be sold as the property of AndrcvT S. Khoad. JAMES COVERT; Shr'ff f'l'.erilToflicc Sunbury, ) , m Jan. 1 9, 1 SoO, u . ' . '2 T ORPHANS' COURT sau;. ... 1 X pursuance of an order of the Orphans Court of Nort' uinbcrlaiid county, will bt exposed to public, vendue or outcry, on Saturday tbo S3d day of Februarv next, at the late n sulcm of, Jane Kinney, decfd.. to nit : A certain lot of ground situate in the township of Kush in said founty, containing nliont two nrrea, which aid piece of Land t parcel of a larger tnu t of laud, roiitaining in nil nbout tire acres, adjoining land of Jacob Slmltz, (ienrge Muehler nnd Joseph Bare. the estate of Jane Kinney, dee'd. Snl Id entn rnenec at 1 1 o'clock A. M. of said day wheii the terms of sale will be made bneivn by.' ' UOBEHT DAVISON, Adm'r. N. B. The remainder of the above cfescribei' traf of Imid is situate in Franklin township, Col umbia einiiiiy, whereon U erected a House, and ."table, will be offered for sale nt the same time and place, R. DA VISON, Adnj't. By order of tha Court John P. Purecl!. Clk (). C. Sunbury, January 10, 1850 t s " .' ORPHANS' COURT SALE. r ; JN pursuance of an order of the Orphans' C'nr of .VorthumberlanJ county, will be eiposel I9 public sn'eou Saturday the I61I1 dav of February next, at the public House of J. C. Perkins in the Borough of .Sunbury, to wit; tu Vadividsd ait seventh part of a certain Tittnoi'i,i, situate iu l"pier Augusta township, adjoining lands of John Clark, Peter Baldy, V illiain Read, James Campbell and others, containing In all two1 hundred and eighiy-0110 acres more or Jess. Whereon U erec ted a one story log House and frame Barn, with a good spring of water ntsr tha house. Also an Orchard of choice fruit. l.al the estate of Hubert S. firant, dae'd. SSale lo commence at 10 o'clock A. M. of said day when the tonus of sale will be made known by WILLIAM REED, AdruV Bv order of the Court ) John P. l'urscl, Clk. O. C. ' ' Sunbury, January 19, 1850. ta ( ORPHANS' ' CtHJRT7. SALE- SN pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Court of Northumberland county, will be exposed to Public Sale on .-amrday the 16th day of Februa ry next, at the House of Lerc'h in 8nurT. ' town, Shamokin township, in said county, to wit i A certain tract of unimproved Land, . , , Situated in the township aforesaid. Adjoining lands of Mathins Keed. John Fegrly and others, containing one hundred and three acres and eighty perches, and allowance. Late the estate of Alba C. Barrett, dee'd. fale to commence at 11 o'clock A. M. of said day wheii ills conditions will ba made known by CAsPER J. REKD, Adaa'r.s". Bv order of the Couit, ) Jolui P. Pursel, Clk O. C. Sunbury, January 12, I860 ts 1 ORPHAN'S COURT SALE. : IN pursuance of an order of the Orphans' Co.rt of Northumberland eountv, will be exposed to Public Kale on Saturday tlie 23d day of Febru ary at the House of the late A. C. Barrett, dee'd, iu tho Borough of Northumberland, to wit; tha northern hull' part of lot No 11 1, situated in the Borough of Northumberland, on which is reeled a small stable, adjoining the southern half of said lot No. 11 1. Lain the estalx of Ail C. Barrel, dee'd. Sale lo commence at 1 1 o'clock A. M, of said day wbeu the conditions will ba made known by t'ASPEK J. KEED, Adm'r. By Order of the Court, t , 4. .y John P. Pur sell, Clk., O. V. i Sunbury, Jan. 12, 1850. t a : . 1 s t L1T .OTICIV ' tl.L those indebted to the aubscriber, ar hereby notified that if their accounts ara not settled next Meek, they will ba sued without ra seet to persons. - ' C. 8. BOOAR. If The Books, 4 ci'are in tha hands f Eo quire Weiscr, for settlement. Hiinbury, Jan. 13, 1S50 tl ...1 ULASTEK, .Salt aud Fish, lust revived and fci 1 by j. W. rjtlUNO. v I tunbunr, Dec. 8, 1S48. "S.i . - . 1 DADD'S celebrated Horse and Cattle Medi." cins for aala by UENKV MASiRKR'O Sirnkwy Jan. Ts, 1844 y f i .... . . fcs